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white, rose and red wineLike to drink pink?

Stop and smell the rosés .... sometimes called the 'summertime wines'.

To wine snobs, rosés are often considered merely the stepchildren of more reputable full-blooded reds.

However, today blush or rosé wine continues to gain fans from around the world resulting in increased production of some excellent rosé wines coming from areas in Portugal, France, Spain, Canada, Australia and the US.

White Zinfandel, very popular in the USA, is not a true rose, but a blush -- the result of "bleeding" ( saignee ) -- or removing some of the fluid to give red zinfandel more color and flavor.

While a mix of white and red wine is sometimes called a rosé, in fact it isn't a true rosť. Just as red wines get their color from the grape skins, rosé wines are carefully produced by removing the skins just before the liquid is a deep red. The taste is always light, but most have overtones closer to reds.

If you are one of the growing legion of aficionados who like to drink pink, find out more about your favorite libation along with how it's produced including the finer points of food pairing ...

More information about rosé wine around the Web:


French Wine - Rosé Wine Making
- The delicate operation explained in a way that enhances wine making's reputation as an art.

The Cook's Thesaurus - Blush Wines - Quick factoids on what blush is, and isn't, with brief illustrated wine notes on the different varieties available.

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